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Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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Catch up on all the great green news you missed over the weekend!

  1. COP16 is over! Here’s what was pretty great about it. (Grist)
  2. 2010 was hot. Like “the hottest year ever on record” hot. (Green)
  3. Starbucks is saving millions simply by switching to LED lighting. (EcoGeek)
  4. The best holiday movies are about more than just heartwarming moments and spreading cheer; watch closely and you’ll pick up on some subtle green messaging. (Treehugger)
  5. Our friends over at WWF have created a file format that is literally impossible to print. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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Almost everything you need for a perfectly cool green morning… just add caffeine.

  1. Among wealthy nations, the U.S. is the most vulnerable to economic fallout from the effects of climate change. (Mongabay)
  2. Google’s “shiny new tool,” Google Earth Engine, will help scientists track and analyze changes in the environment– and monitor and hopefully slow deforestation. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. New research suggests that bioplastics are not for sure eco-friendlier than petroleum-based plastics. (EcoGeek)
  4. Ask Umbra weighs in on the Christmas tree debate. (Here’s our side.) (Grist)
  5. Is the end in sight for the world’s coral reefs? One scientist predicts they’ll be gone within a generation. (YaleE360)

Open Thread: How Will You Make Your Holidays Green?

Written by | November 16th, 2010

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There are many ways to make the season a little more eco-friendly. Simple things like supporting Green Gift Monday, recycling wrapping paper or using LED lights. Will you be doing anything different this year to make it a green holiday season?

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2010

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Happy almost-Independence Day/three-day weekend! If you read these five great green stories reeeeeally slowly, it’ll be 5pm before you know it.

  1. Get your red, white, blue AND green on this 4th of July with reusable plates, less meat and also lasers. (Huffington Post)
  2. Do the media give too much attention to climate skeptics—or do they not give enough attention to climate change at all? (dotEarth)
  3. Maybe oil dispersant isn’t the most toxic stuff ever after all… (YaleE360)
  4. Do bikes deserve their own special highways? (Slate, via Treehugger)
  5. A bunch of weather- and TV news-people don’t believe that climate change is a real thing. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2010

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Start your day off right with a generous serving of the web’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Don’t give up hope on a U.S. climate bill just yet. (The Vine)
  2. Will 2010 be the year of energy efficiency? (GreenBiz)
  3. A California company has come up with a way to make commercial LED lighting more accessible and less wire-y. (Green Inc.)
  4. In 2009, the number of cars on U.S. roads significantly dropped for the first time on record. (YaleE360)
  5. Forget compost or mulch: a Bulgarian zoo turns old Christmas trees into tasty treats for its lucky animals. (Treehugger)

7 Ways to Green Your Holiday Season

Written by | December 16th, 2009

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Here are 7 ideas on how to put your holiday on a green diet…and make it more satisfying in the process.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2009

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Those hammering out a climate deal in chilly Copenhagen may not be literally feeling the heat, but the rest of the world sure is, whether it’s from rising global temperatures or from cutting off that excessively powerful AC with self-controlled vents.  Turn down that thermostat and dive into today’s top green stories: A new study […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday, everyone!  Read on for the day’s top stories, like a cap-and-trade vid that’s making the wrong argument, good news for hybrid and electric vehicle drivers in Canada and Copenhagen’s teamwork-powered Christmas tree (see above).  Enjoy! David Roberts over at Grist explains why the new anti-cap-and-trade video from the maker of “The […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 11

Written by | November 11th, 2009

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Happy Veterans’ Day, readers! Thank a solider for his or her service, give ‘em a hug, and then dive into today’s roundup of the best green news on the interwebs: The Daily Green weighs in on the “real vs. artificial” Christmas tree debate. Is it really that time of the year already? There’s a green […]

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